vitreous humor


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vitreous humor

[′vi·trē·əs ′hyü·mər]
(physiology)
The transparent gel-like substance filling the greater part of the globe of the eye, the vitreous chamber. Also known as vitreous body.
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Skin and vitreous humor specimens were positive for Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C DNA by real-time PCR at Wadsworth Center (2).
The traumatic destruction of the vitreous humor can also occur by mechanical, chemical and thermal trauma, or by the presence of intraocular foreign bodies.
Bits of material accumulating in the vitreous humor cast a shadow on your retina--the floater.
On the one hand, we wanted a method that could be used in a thanatochemical study for the interpretation of MDMA distribution in a rabbit model to investigate in-depth the possibilities of determining drug concentrations in the vitreous humor as an alternative for blood or serum concentrations.
Chemists analyze the vitreous humor for electrolytes and glucose.
Vitreous humor is widely used for postmortem biochemical analysis because it is easier to collect than cerebrospinal fluid and its composition changes more slowly after death than the composition of blood [reviewed by Coe (1, 2)].
Immunalysis develops and produces assay panels that screen for 32 drugs or drug classes, such as cannabinoids, barbiturates, opiates, and benzodiazepines, across a range of biological matrices, including blood, urine, oral fluid, hair, tissue extracts and vitreous humor.
In humans, HA is found in the tissue spaces, synovial fluid in joints and vitreous humor of the eye.
PFC liquids are already employed as contrast agents for magnetic resonance and ultrasound imaging, as vitreous humor replacements in the eye and in blood substitute products.
PVD is the separation of the vitreous humor (the clear, gel-like substance that fills the back of the eye) from the retina, and may, according to retinal specialists, be beneficial in the early treatment of diabetic retinopathy because it delays the progression of the disease.
5,792,751) claims delivery of genes to fluid spaces including the synovium of joints, the thyroid gland, the vitreous humor of the eye and the inner ear.
A vitreous hemorrhage occurs when retinal blood vessels rupture and bleed into the vitreous humor.